This season, shopping local is more important than ever. Here’s our directory of local artisans, retailers and restaurants that would love to have your support this year — compiled with the help of local partners. Want to get on the list? Email hello@itsthesway.com to see how. 

Against the Grain

Shop in-store or online for curated furniture and kitchen, dining and bar wares — including a collection of items made in NC.

Apricate Glass Co

From art deco hangings to tiny, shiny succulents, this ain’t yo momma’s stained glass.

ARTWorks Vass

From paintings, pottery, jewelry and sculpture — and classes in all the above — this art mecca has something for everyone who loves the aesthetic things in life.

B&G Organics

100% all-natural skincare — for you and your pet. From bath crystals to tattoo balms, B&G has every inch of you covered. To arrange local pickup or no-contact delivery, leave a note at checkout or email Frank at baldwinmarketing91@yahoo.com.

Be Our Guest Travel Company

Gift your family with an experience they won’t forget with the help of Be Our Guest Travel Company. They’ll treat your trip like it’s their own.

Caddy Shack

We bet all this shopping has made you hungry – or maybe you just want to gift your friend some free lunch? Try this new food truck.

Clean Juice

Have a health-conscious friend — or one who’s a fan of avocado toast and salads? A juice set or gift card is a gift they’re sure to use.

Create Creative Mindset

Create Creative Mindset features the art of Jessie Mangrubang — incorporated in canvas, prints, jewelry, notebooks and more.

Eloise Trading Co.

From hand-woven baskets to one-of-a-kind pillows, from party ware to irreverent cocktail napkins, ETC has something for every hostess with the mostest.

Fanatical Skin

Your aesthetic shouldn’t just live on your Pinterest board — treat yourself and your skin at Fanatical Skin & Ink.


Whether you need a funny gift for a co-worker, socks to brighten up your lazy Sunday or crystals to charge before Mercury his retrograde, Flowland has you covered.

Form V Chocolates

From bonbons from hot cocoa bombs, local chocolatier Scott Hasemeier’s creations are almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

Frames by Faith Co.

From flower crowns to wreaths fit for any door, Frames by Faith puts the cherry on top of any style.

Gentlemen’s Corner

Whether you’re headed to a wedding, to the course or just out for a dog walk, Gentlemen’s Corner can help you with the only fashion code that matters: Dress Better Than Expected.

Great Crochet

Whether you have someone who wants to twirl like Stevie Nicks or just stay fashionably cozy, Great Crochet’s knits will do the job.

Knickers Lingerie

If your list includes someone who loves luxury, you’ll want to browse Knickers Lingerie — for everything from lingerie to robes, pajamas and swimwear.

Linda Marie Handmade

From a crocheted koozie to class up your White Claw to a cute lil’ fabric tree for your mantle, this Cameron shop has you covered.

Marie & Marcele Boutique

This Southern Pines boutique is run by three generations of women committed to giving back — and, to outfitting you in the latest through in-store or online ordering, local delivery and even personal styling.

Mason’s Restaurant

This Aberdeen restaurant features a new twist on Southern Food without scrimping on the classics you love — like biscuits and gravy.

McRae Design

Make a statement with handcrafted, hand-painted jewelry and clutches from local artisan Jen McRae.

Meadowflower Farms

Have an aspiring plant lady on your list? Hook them up with a propagation set or a green and leafy beaut from Meadowflower Farms.

Mockingbird on Broad

With out-of-the-box gifts for everyone on your list, it’s no wonder that Mockingbird consistently earns the top spot in the Best of the Pines each year.

Ophidia Leather

Score fine leather and hide bags, clutches and wallets from a couple who crafts Ophidia’s products from their Pinehurst home.

Pinehurst Resort

From quality equipment and sportswear to a round of golf or a spa treatment, Pinehurst Resort gift cards are good at any Resort property, anytime.

R.Riveter Bags

Founded by military spouses to employ military spouses, Southern Pines based R.Riveter has become a national icon.

Sam & Sea Artistry

Sam’s unique resin art will make sure your cheeseboard is unforgettable — even after your guests have had their way with it.

The Saburro Shop

From flowers to geometric shapes, each pair of Bethany Saburro’s earrings is different from the next.

The Village Soapsmith

From sugar scrubs to beard care kits, facial serums and at-home spa kits, a product from Pinehurst-based Village Soapsmith will elevate any bathroom.

Volunteer Woodshop

From custom tables and beds to intricate wood carvings, one-of-a-kind gifts are Volunteer Woodshop’s specialty.

More Local Shops to Put on Your List:

  • Barefoot Creek Farm: Stock up on goat milk soap, shampoo bars, and even products for your pets from this Carthage farm.

  • Casual Collective Co.: A curated collection of  wares from across the globe, you’ll find unique items to set your home (and your gift-giving skills) apart.

  • MorResin Designs: We bet you like snow globes and glitter. We also bet you’ve never seen a drink coaster that incorporates both. Follow the link for a table that’s 100% more fun.

  • Beautifully Askew: These polymer clay earrings and ornaments, handmade in Highfalls, celebrate the perfectly imperfect.

  • Kay’s Candles & Melts: Hand-poured in Sanford, these candles and melts smell rich, but are priced affordably enough to equip every room with a different scent. You know, if that’s your thing.

  • Vintage Images: If you love the Pines, show it with a print, purse or pillow showcasing equestrian life.

  • ParkerHouse Candles: From Boots, Chaps and Cowboy Hats to Hot Sandalwood and Sweater Weather, Parker House is stocked with upscale, artisan scents that will set your home apart.

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